The Makah Nation is the only tribe with a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales but hasn't been able to exercise those rights in 20 years.
Climate change is already damaging Indigenous ways of life. But tribes are adapting.
For the fifth time, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed Yakama Nation rights under the 1855 treaty with the United States.
Native children benefit from knowing their heritage. Why attack a system that helps them?
The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.
President Donald Trump has elevated a new champion for Indian Country to the Supreme Court.
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after the tribe's treaty rights were confirmed by the highest court in the land.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A Trump nominee who has repeatedly advocated against tribal interests is up for a lifetime appointment to a key federal appeals court.
A leader of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has been removed from office.
The state of Washington has a duty to protect habitat so that salmon are available for tribes to exercise our treaty rights.
Fawn Sharp has a message for big oil: Time’s up.
Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing arguments in a dispute between the Swinomish Tribe and rail company in Washington state.
'We are in a cash-flow crisis,' the chairman of the Red Lake Nation said as tribes and Indian organizations endure another week of the government shutdown.
The Lummi Nation won’t give up until Tokitae, a whale held in captivity since 1970, is back in her ancestral waters.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
A nearly 200-year-old ban on the manufacture of liquor on tribal lands has been repealed by Congress.
The Washington Committee on Geographic Names will be taking action on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's request to name Littleneck Beach.
The Republican-controlled Congress continues to play catch-up when it comes to Indian Country's agenda in the Trump era.
Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.
It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state.
The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
Chairman JoDe Goudy of the Yakama Nation was barred from the Supreme Court because he was wearing a headdress.
Congress went on break last week but not before sending another pro-tribal bill to President Donald Trump.
Two lawmakers in Nebraska are working to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.
Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.
Should states and counties be able to tax businesses in Indian Country? One federal judge says yes.
Republicans in the Senate are moving forward with a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh after receiving the results of an FBI investigation.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session as Indian Country awaits the fate of controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
With a high-stakes nomination in doubt, the Supreme Court is preparing for a term that's already going to be a busy one for tribal interests.
Karlee Witt, from the Pine Ridge Reservation, has grown up around horses her whole life.
Tribes will ramp up efforts to hold corporations accountable for climate change after the energy industry invested another $5 million to stop their campaign.
The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.
The state of Washington isn't waiting on the federal government to do something about the Native women who go missing every year.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
Treaty tribes believe a pollution-based economy is not sustainable. No price can be placed on the value of human health or the resources that sustain us.
'The remains of our ancestors are sacred,' the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe said as authorities investigated the desecration of a human skull.
Farmworkers created an organic co-op that guarantees fair wages and healthy working conditions while preserving indigenous heritage.
Zoe Higheagle Strong, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is assuming a high-profile role at Washington State University.
The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.
A tobacco manufacturer on the Yakama Nation is on the hook for almost $58 million in federal taxes after losing a treaty rights case.
'This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store,' the Tulalip Tribes said of their new venture in Washington state.
The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.
Redwolf Pope, a man described in the media as a 'tribal' or 'Native' activist, has been arrested on sexual assault charges.
The Muckleshoot Tribe has joined the marijuana industry with a unique retail outlet.
A citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Howie Echo-Hawk has been making people laugh all his life.
Tribal leaders are stepping up to pass a ballot initiative that aims to hold corporations accountable for climate change.
The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.
Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.
Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.
A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.